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Welcome to the Drawdown EcoChallenge

Drawdown EcoChallenge is a 21-day engagement program focused on carbon reduction. The Challenge takes place April 4-25 and follows actions highlighted in Drawdown, a book based on meticulous research that maps, measures, models, and describes solutions to global warming that already exists. Participants track and share their progress online in a robust platform and earn points for taking action. The combination of collective action, camaraderie, and friendly competition makes change a little easier — and a lot more fun.

Drawdown EcoChallenge provides tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and gives participants a fun and social way to think about and act on proven solutions to reverse global warming. Over eighty actions within seven Challenge categories provide participants with diverse options to reduce carbon usage.

Drawdown EcoChallenge is free and open to the public. Participants can join an existing team, create a new one, or join the Community team.

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Project Drawdown is a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders, and activists who have come together to map, measure, and model the best available solutions that can cumulatively reverse global warming within the next 30 years.

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Discover Change, Together.

We believe the solution to the planet’s biggest challenges lies in the power of collective action.

Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) is a sustainability organization that provides innovative social and digital tools designed to change the way individuals live in and interact with natural and built environments. Since 1993, NWEI has based its programming on the idea that individual action compounds to larger, collective impact. NWEI has provided programming to over 2,500 organizations nationally and over 200,000 individuals worldwide. After 25 years of service, NWEI continues to meet changing community needs through EcoChallenge, a custom-designed, online platform that extends the learning of discussion courses and provides an innovative tool for assessing and shifting sustainability behavior.

Northwest Earth Institute also hosts a global October EcoChallenge which is free and open to everyone, everywhere. In 2017, over 12,000 people participated from 83 countries participated in the October EcoChallenge. The EcoChallenge platform can also be used to create custom Challenges that meet the engagement and action goals of your workplace, college, or community.

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